Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pink It Is!

It's time again for the girls 
in the Christmas Card club 
to show their makes with the latest theme.
This was set by Karen who asked for 
Pink & White , also use 
black,silver or gold but little accents only.
Well this very nearly had me calling time
as I was pretty sure I had no pink cards 
in my recycled christmas card box.
But I will not be beat!
I found these 3 card fronts that have a smattering 
of a pink tinge to them. 
That was good enough for me.
Here they are.
It might be very subtle but there's pink in them there cards!
Here is what I made with them.

I trimmed the edges of the snow scene with
my  Xcut corner puncher. I didn't want 
to make the image any smaller as the signature
of the artist is on the bottom right. This is only half
of the orignal card as I had previously used  
to make another card.
I backed with  gold mirror card which went well
with the brown trees. The snow has a lovely
pastel  pink hue to it which I picked out with the 
Raspberry pink backing card.
Sentiment is a gold sticker along with  the stars.

I trimmed the oblong berry card down  and very
slightly enhanced the subtle pink glitter with my
pearlsecent chalks to give a deeper tone.
I used silver mirror card this time to reflect
the silver berries and cut a frame with my 
Xcut Ornate frame die.
I backed with sherbert pink card stock.
Matching bow and pearls from my stash.

Finally the last one.
I couldn't get a decent photo showing 
the pink glitter background as it's 
stupid o'clock in the morning and 
the light is playing tricks with my camera.

I made a tent fold card this time using the same 
sherbert pink card stock. 
I trimmed the scene down very slightly and adhered
pink ribbon on the one side to make a bow trim 
before adhering to black card stock.
The chipboard sentiment is actually a bauble
but I cut the hook from the top to make the round
which just fitted the blank circle on the card.
Chipboard  is by Scrapmatts
Christmas ornaments CB 1227.

I hope I have used the black, silver and gold
as accents sparingly enough for your Karen!

Yay . We have the internet up and running
so I can get this posted.
 Not counting our chickens yet 
(or having eggs for breakfast)
as we have been at this stage before.
Be round to see you all shortly
Internet premitting.


Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous cards.... Enjoy your Sunday
Hugs Sylvie xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, wonderful upcycled card, I love them all and so creative to get theme to match the theme, hugs Kate x

Christine Harrop said...

I always envy your ability to recycle! I mostly forget that I have saved some gorgeous cards until it is too late. These are terrific! I'm glad you are getting back to some sort of normality with your internet connection. Last year we were having incredible problems for weeks so I can appreciate how you feel. Hugs Christine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well you have made three beautiful cards Mrs A with these recycled Christmas cards, perfect for the theme this time.

dutchess said...

beautiful Valery...and each one so different,it's so great to be have been very clever with your designs xxxxxx

Rita said...

So Stunning Valerie. They are all so beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

All your cards are super gorgeous
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Karen Petitt said...

They are perfect! I actually really love pink when it's used very subtly and you did that perfectly Mrs A. I also bow to your awesome re-cycling skills!
Since I found your blog through Di I have kept my eyes open a lot more and am now recycling cereal box (or other) food packaging and acetate. That saves me a few pennies so thank you for that, at the very least, it's also been great to find someone who loves butterflies as much as I do too! Have a good week Karen x

rachel said...

great recycling Valery - these are fabulous! And three as well - brilliant! hugs rachel x

KandA said...

These are all fabulous cards and great recycling xx

scrappymo! said...

A trio of lovely cards. I love seeing upcycled cards and these are so nice.

I think My fave is the glittery middle card. I love that pretty bough and the gorgeous shimmer!

MaryH said...

It's always a treat to see your recycle projects and how cleverly you manage to adapt to the current theme. Once again, you're a star with the 3 beauties you've shared here. Each one is a treasure, but maybe #3 is my fav. Hard to pick, though. Well done. Glad your internet is behaving at least for the moment. TFS & Hugs

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for the comments on my blog. I made my pink card in Publisher. It is easy to change the colour of an image. Insert into a Publisher or Word document and then go to format the picture and change colour.

Liz said...

Great recycling - not easy to find pink in Christmas cards! Your cards are really lovely. Hope your internet connection settles down soon. xx

crafty said...

love your recycled Christmas cards.

Carol said...

Fabulous recycling as always Mrs A...these are fabulous, love your accents. Carol x

Bonnie said...

You may have had to dig deep, but you came up with 3 gorgeous Christmas cards!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creations, fabulous goodies and colour combo.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh dear Mrs A., love the effect of theowkrs you have created.
I must admit I am with you on the calling of time as much as love pink, it just doesn't seem to be Chrtismassy, my practical side think :)
Love Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Zoe Tant said...

Super selection of cards Valery. You've done a great job with Karen's challenge.

Sarn said...

Yep - I agree with Zoe's comment above! All brilliant!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Awesome selection. I'm halfway through a Christmas card. Yes, you read that right. In June x

JD/ Jill said...

All the cards are so pretty! The last one is my favorite!

Brenda in IN said...

You've done it again! Beautiful recycled cards. They are all great. I think my favorite is the last one. The soft shine and hint of pink.

Brenda in IN said...

You've done it again! Beautiful recycled cards. They are all great. I think my favorite is the last one. The soft shine and hint of pink.